The salary statistics of purchasing managers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of purchasing managers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The purchasing managers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing managers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) purchasing managers is $177,560. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $111,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $63,380. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 180% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of purchasing managers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of purchasing managers in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for purchasing managers occupations is the information sector with an annual salary $131,260. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $87,760).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
From the above tables we note that not only purchasing managers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of purchasing managers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $48,580 to $138,690. The highest paying state for purchasing managers is Delaware with a median annual salary of $138,690. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $48,580. For more salary information of purchasing managers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New Jersey|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New York|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |